I have a legal duty under the Data Protection Act to prevent your information from falling into the wrong hands. I must also ensure that the data I hold is accurate, adequate, relevant and not excessive.
Normally, the only information I hold comes directly from you. Whenever I collect information from you, I will make it clear which information is required in order to provide you with the information, service or goods you need. You do not have to provide me with any additional information unless you choose to.
I store your information securely on our computer system, I restrict access to those who have a need to know, and I train our staff in handling the information securely.
Sometimes, through Google Analytics, I collect anonymous information that helps me to improve the way our site runs.
I use Google Analytics to examine how people interact with our site, gathering information using cookies. I use this information to improve the way our works and the way I do things online. For information about how, please see the information I offer about cookies.
I cannot and will not use this information to identify you.
As well as using cookies to provide a better experience of our website, I use them to support our online marketing efforts. You can choose to block cookies from a specific website within your browser settings. If you’re unsure how to do this there are lots of easy to follow tutorials on Google.
I would like to contact you in future to tell you about other services I provide and events I may be running, for example, in an email newsletter. You have the right to ask I not to contact you in this way. I will always aim to provide a clear method for you to opt out. You can also contact me directly at any time to tell me not to send you any future marketing material.
You have the right to a copy of all the information I hold about you (apart from a very few things which I may be obliged to withhold because they concern other people as well as you). To obtain a copy, write to the Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. I aim to reply as promptly as I can and, in any case, will always reply within the legal maximum of 40 days.
I provide information about opting out of cookies in our cookies policy.
You may also be interested in the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.